Berry, E., Kelly, S., Hutton, J., Harris, K.M. and Smith, M.A. (2000) Identifying studies for systematic reviews - An example from medical imaging. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 16 (2). pp. 668-672. ISSN 1471-6348
Objectives: To determine if published figures on the proportion of articles included in systematic reviews and identified in electronic databases are applicable to an example from medical imaging.
Methods: A systematic review was performed. Additionally, sensitivity and precision of a MEDLINE search were compared with values from three published searches, each customized for a specific field.
Results: All articles included in the systematic review were in electronic databases. The MEDLINE search had low precision compared with searches in other fields.
Conclusions: in a specific area of medical imaging, electronic databases, including MEDLINE, are reliable sources of articles.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||Copyright © 2000 Cambridge University Press.|
|Keywords:||MEDLINE, online systems, evaluation studies, diagnosis|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Medicine (Leeds) > Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics (LIGHT) > Academic Unit of Medical Physics (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Elizabeth Berry|
|Date Deposited:||13 Mar 2006|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2016 17:24|